Former Clinton aide: ‘There are going to be no excuses’ for not voting for Trump
Posted On July 17, 2021
New York Times: Former Clinton aide Heather J. McElhaney said she is “disappointed” with President Donald Trump, who she said “made it clear that he wants to see us in this country as a racial minority.”
“There are some things that are going on with his administration that I’m really upset about,” McElthaney told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday.
“There’s a lot of things going on in his administration and his cabinet that I think we need to be concerned about,” she added.
“He has a tendency to go out of his way to say what he thinks.
He does seem to think that if we don’t vote for him, then we’re not going to make progress in terms of our ability to advance our civil rights.”
McElhane is the second former Clinton aide to call out Trump’s election on Twitter.
Former Obama White House counselor and adviser Maya Harris, who is black, tweeted a message Tuesday saying, “The American people have spoken, and the election results are a wake-up call.”
Harris also tweeted, “There are no excuses.
We must vote and not allow the President to bully us into inaction.”
In a series of tweets Tuesday, Harris, a former Obama administration official who is African-American, said, “For those of us who worked for @POTUS, we can no longer remain silent.”
She said that while the election result was “a wake- up call” to many people, it was “the culmination of a much longer journey that began more than four years ago, when the Black community finally had a voice in Washington.”
Harris is the first former Clinton administration official to publicly call out the president for his election-related tweets.